The Marine Corps League is the only Congressional chartered
United States Marine Corps related veterans organization
in the United States. Its ranks are comprised of Marines and
Marine Veterans who have served honorably in the Corps.
The League aims to perpetuate the traditions and spirit of the
Marine Corps through association with Marines who have
served under the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.
The only membership qualification is honorable service,
in excess of 90 days, in the Marines or as a Navy Corpsman
who served with a U.S. Marine FMF Unit for more than
90 days in accordance with the National By-Laws
of the Marine Corps League.
This means that, regardless of rank held or when or where they
may have served, that any Marine, male or female, is welcome
in the Marine Corps League.
Northwest Suburban Marine Corps League Detachment #80 was established and chartered as a non-profit organization in July of 1946.
We meet at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
at the Merle Guild American Legion Hall located at
121 N Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL.
Our fundraising activities include membership dues, contributions
and various fundraisers. These provide the monetary means by
which we accomplish our services and social missions.
A common trait of League members is the spirit of Semper Fidelis,
the spirit of “Always Faithful” to God, Country and Corps.
So deeply is this ingrained in our members, that long after they
have hung up their uniforms, they still call each other “Marine”.
Each seems to hold the League slogan as a personal truth
" Once a Marine – Always a Marine.”
The detachment supports and participates in various programs such as:
If you have any questions regarding the Marine Corps League
or our detachment you can contact us via email to
or simply click the contact us button on the home page.
If you wish to join our detachment simply
download the application form below.